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Calling All Vendors: Register for the 2010 RMLS Trade Fair!

Planning has begun for the 2010 RMLS™ Trade Fair. The event is scheduled for April 1, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. We will share more details as they become available.

Vendors are encouraged to register for booth space right here at the Trade Fair website, just click the link on the right side that says Portland ’10.

Wrap-Up: RMLS™ Fall Education Summit & Trade Fair

We just finished up with our Fall Education Summit & Trade Fair, held in Pendleton, Oregon this year. About 120 agents joined us for free core education opportunities & a chance to see new products and services offered by exhibitors. This is the first time we’ve done a show in Eastern Oregon & we really enjoyed seeing some new & familiar faces!

Pendleton Show

Matt Farmer of the Oregon Association of Realtors spoke on distressed properties, which remains a hot topic these days. In fact, First American CoreLogic just reported that the foreclosure rate was still rising in August, as it reached 1.8% in Oregon.

Dian Lane with Prudential NW Properties presented on several topics specific to Washington real estate, giving the Washington agents that joined us an opportunity to earn core credit hours.

And finally we had an interesting panel discussion on critical groundwater & water rights, which seems to be an increasingly important topic here in Eastern Oregon.

Thank you to all of you who joined us – we hope you found the information beneficial!

Thanks also to all of the presenters & exhibitors that participated – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Specifically, thanks to: American West Bank, Bear Printing, Director’s Mortgage, Eastern Oregon Real Estate and Homebuilders Guide, Fair Housing Council of Oregon GE Security, Oregon Real Estate Forms, LLC, Superior Schools, Scent Synergy, Suncatcher Studios and Fine Crafts, Top Producer Systems, US Cellular, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; and Matt Farmer & the Oregon Association of Realtors; Dian Lane; Teresa Walchli, Umatilla County Soil & Water Conservation District; J.R. Cook, City of Umatilla; Ken Diebel, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Division and the wonderful staff at Wildhorse Resort & Casino!

Now it’s time to start thinking about the 2010 RMLS Trade Fair in Portland – it’s scheduled for April 1. Look forward to more great educational opportunities and some great exhibitors!

Class Schedule Set for Pendleton Event

Sharpen your skills and learn more about the current market at the RMLS™ Fall Education Summit & Trade Fair. We have free continuing education opportunities for both Oregon & Washington real estate agents. To register for any of these classes, e-mail tradefair@rmls.com.

Oregon Agents:

  • 9:30 – 11:30 am: “Dealing with Distressed Property Market” – Matt Farmer, Oregon Association of Realtors®. Course is eligible for 2 core hours.
  • 1 – 2:30 pm: “Critical Ground Water: Water Quality, Water Quantity, The Basics” – panel includes: Teresa Walchli, Umatilla County Soil & Water Conservation District; J.R. Cook, City of Umatilla; Ken Diebel, Oregon Department of Natural Resources Division. Course is eligible for 1.5 elective hours.

Washington Agents:

  • 9 am – noon: “Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate” – Dian Lane. This course is eligible for 3 core hours for Washington agents.

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Exhibitor List for Pendleton

We have a good start to the list of exhibitors who will be at the RMLS™ Fall Education Summit & Trade Fair in Pendleton on October 8, 2009 at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino, but the more the merrier! We’re still taking registration for the show, so register today if you want to reach out to Realtors in Eastern Oregon & Washington!

Make sure to visit these exhibitors at the show!

Pendleton Update

Here’s a quick update on what’s in store for the RMLS™ Fall Education Summit & Trade Fair in Pendleton, Oregon on October 8:

  • A two hour course on Distressed Properties is planned by the Oregon Association of Realtors®
  • We’re also putting together a panel of experts on Critical Ground Water
  • A three hour course (topic to be determined) is tentatively planned. This course will be eligible for continuing education credit for Washington agents.

We’ll bring you more details on these classes as they become available!

Exhibitors: Reasons to Reach out to Realtors

The true appeal of exhibiting at an RMLS™ Trade Fair is the opportunity to connect in person with our Realtor subscribers.

When you think about it, part of what Realtors do is help connect their clients with other service providers associated with real estate. Think about all the scenarios where a Realtor could refer their clients to other businesses: mortgage providers, title companies, contractors, home inspectors, landscaping, pest control, interiors, carpet cleaning… and the list goes on.

Not to mention, Realtors use a number of marketing services to get the word out about their listings: printing, direct mail, sign shops, websites, magazines and newspapers… to name a few. Realtors spend about $5,800 a year on business expenses.

Realtors have clients that have unique needs and they are called upon for referrals when it comes to any service that relates to owning a home! My Realtor connected me with a fantastic carpet cleaner, who I used for the home I was renting & the home I purchased. I have also referred him to friends & family. All that happened because I trusted my Realtor for advice.

So, if you want to get some face time with Realtors in your area, I encourage you to exhibit at an RMLS™ Trade Fair!

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